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Unformatted text preview: Morality Summary Ethics Claims made about ethical claims vs. ethical claims themselves Three general categories of responses to the question of whether there are any ethical truths Consider the following two questions Is murder is always wrong? Are there any ethical truths? Question #2 is what we call a metaethical question Are there any ethical truths? meta prefix Greek Next After Above Concerning Metaethics area of moral philosophy focuses on questions about ethics Question #1 is an ethical question Is murder is always wrong? Two metaethical questions: Are there any ethical truths? What makes the ethical truths true? Position One There are ethical truths. What is an ethical truth? What is an ethical truth? An ethical truth is an ethical statement or claim that one holds to be correct or true. Examples Lying is sometimes right Segregation is wrong Abortion is wrong Killing animals is OK Murder is always wrong Stealing from the rich to give to the poor is OK Euthyphro - murder is always wrong. Martin Luther King, Jr. - segregation is wrong. They believe the ethical claims they are making are true. they are making are true....
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Delevati during the Spring '08 term at S.F. State.

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